State and federal officials Tuesday announced a Medicaid fraud bust.
John Skidmore, director of the Alaska State Department of Law’s Criminal Division said that the state has filed charges against 29 individuals, three of whom have been arrested.
Skidmore says there’s over $350,000 of fraudulent billings associated with the charges….
Skidmore: “The vast majority of charges and fraudulent billing was done by employees of a company called Good Faith Services. Good Faith Services is a personal care agency that provides Medicaid personal care, transportation, care coordination, to eligible Medicaid recipients.”
The investigation was initiated based on information received by Alaska Department of Health and Social Services staff alleging that Good Faith employees were not providing care to Medicaid recipients living in Chugach Manor and Chugach View Apartments.
The initial review of the personal care attendants working for Good Faith revealed that many were making over $100,000 a year and one made over $275,000 in two years.